Manchester City-linked Jurgen Klopp will manage in England at some point, says Ballack

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The former Chelsea star's comments suggest a move to the Premier League will happen sooner rather than later.

Jurgen Klopp will manage in England at some point in the near future, ex-Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has told sport1.de.

Klopp recently announced that he is set to leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer, at the end of a disappointing season that has been a minor blot on a hugely impressive reign at the German club.

Since announcing his impending exit, he has been linked with several Premier League jobs, including Liverpool and Manchester City - per the Daily Star - while he has also been identified as a potential replacement for Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid.

Ballack, though, has suggested a move to the Premier League would make the most sense. 

“There are several indications that suggest he will coach in England at some stage,” he said.

“There's speculation about it in England and it would make sense also for him to go to England. He coached one of the best clubs in Germany; he's an open coach who enjoys international acclaim for his successes and the way he coaches. And he speaks English.”

The above suggestion from Ballack will certainly be welcomed by the Premier League teams previously mentioned, although West Ham may be the happiest of the lot.

The Hammers are expected to be in the market for a successor to Sam Allardyce in the summer, as he contract winds down without an extension being agreed, and although a move for Klopp was rejected, according to the Independent, there’s every chance that he may be tempted if they make the offer interesting enough.

Manchester City, though, seem to be a likely destination, should they decide to get rid of Manuel Pellegrini after a disappointing second season in charge that has seen them lose their Premier League crown.

For now, though, these latest comments are sure to spark a whole host of rumours about where Klopp - a man who has guided Dortmund to Bundesliga title glory and the Champions League final in the recent past - will eventually end up.

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